Westminster Award 2022 and BTEC Level 2 opportunities

Westminster Award 2022 nominations and BTEC Level 2 enrolments open now!

Westminster Award 2022 nominations are open now, along with enrolments for our 21/22 BTEC Level 2 qualification. If you are enrolled on a BTEC Level 2, you can be nominated for the Westminster Award!

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Success stories

Apple-Jane's story

Apple Jane Hayward is an inspirational young woman and has overcome adversity to achieve some fantastic things through the Sea Cadets and CVQO. She was a 2021 CVQO Westminster Award finalist and you can read her story here.

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Expressions of interest now open!

BTEC Level 2 - 21/22 academic year

Enrolments are now open for our fantastic new BTEC Level 2 qualification. For the first time, learners can choose the units they study! Click here for more info >>

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CVQO Westminster Award 2021

Two CVQO Westminster Award winners crowned at House of Lords celebration

Our CVQO Westminster Award celebration took place at the House of Lords on Thursday 16 September.

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The CVQO Lion Award

Our new programme for 8-14 year olds promotes mental wellbeing and outdoor learning

The CVQO Lion Award promotes the development of 8-14 year olds through a varied and exciting programme of outdoor activities, first aid skills and social action projects.

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University of Northampton Report released

New report looking into social impact of Cadet Forces and CVQO qualifications

A four-year study by the University of Northampton into the impact of the Cadet Forces and CVQO qualifications was released, with some very positive conclusions.

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Welcome to CVQO

Employability Skills Workshop webinars

Now available – Employability Skills Workshop webinars exclusively for CVQO learners – click here for more information!

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Welcome to CVQO

ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders

Our ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders is delivered over 2 consecutive days and is aimed at 14-19 year olds, offering a brilliant introduction to leadership concepts and an internationally-recognised qualification.

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We are CVQO

CVQO is a UK education charity, providing vocational qualifications to youth group members and their adult instructors. Our qualifications are accredited by Pearson BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds

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The CVQO learner journey

I have seen first-hand the fantastic opportunities and experience that being a cadet can bring to young people.

“Skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership are vital, practical skills that are so valued by employers, whichever path you choose.

“CVQO are rightly recognising the skills and abilities of our cadet forces with qualifications that will help set them on their path to success.

Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education